Facing Male Infertility: You’re Not Alone
We understand how difficult it can be to face the possibility of male infertility while trying to conceive a child and we want you to know that you are not alone through this process. The primary indicator of male infertility centers on the inability to conceive a child. Many men experience no other obvious symptoms, though an underlying problem such as an inherited disorder, hormonal imbalance, or other related condition might cause signs.
Infertility Signs and Symptoms:
Typically, male infertility is difficult to diagnose, as the symptoms are not obvious. However, working with your physician there are certain symptoms to look for including:
- Issues with sexual function, such as difficulty with ejaculation, lowered sexual desire, or erectile dysfunction
- Pain or swelling in the testicle area
- Persistent respiratory infections
- Decreased facial or body hair, which may be a sign of a hormonal abnormality
- Lowered sperm count
Potential Causes for Male Infertility:
There are many potential reasons for male infertility, ranging from medical to environmental to lifestyle causes. Reasons for male infertility may include:
- Sperm disorders
- Obstruction of the sperm passageway
- Retrograde ejaculation
- Dilated scrotal veins
Many couples face more than one cause of infertility, so seeing a physician is the best way to determine the cause and discuss the path that best suits your needs. We understand that discussing infertility is difficult and our team is here to help guide you every step of the way. We at Western Michigan Urological Associates want to work with you to find the best option for you and your family. Ask Your Primary Care Provider for a Referral.